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REVIWE: Samsung Galaxy S8 to come with 1000 fps 12MP camera, 3.7MP Iris sensor

Samsung S8

With Samsung's Unpacked event inching closer, leaks and rumours regarding the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ have been going into overdrive.

The latest rumour points to Samsung doing a Sony and incorporating the ability to shoot super slow motion video into the Galaxy S8's rear camera.

A few weeks ago, Sony introduced an entirely new camera system called 'Motion Eye'. The company has embedded fast memory right into the camera stack which allows the camera to capture super slow motion video. The technology will be seen in the upcoming Xperia XZs and XZ Premium smartphones.
While Sony's 'MotionEye' camera can record video at 960fps, the Galaxy S8's 12MP rear camera is expected to up the ante with support for 1000fps video recording.
The iPhone 7 in comparison can record slow motion video at 120fps (1080p) or 240 fps (720p) making Samsung's slow motion technology up to 8 times faster than the iPhone's.
A report on Naver claims that just like Sony, Samsung has also added DRAM as a storage device between the pixel element of the image sensor and the circuit part. This allows the camera to not only shoot super slow motion video but also transmit and store images at a much faster rate than usual.
On the front, the Galaxy S8 will come with an 8MP front camera with auto-focus. This camera will be accompanied by a 3.7MP Iris camera sensor for biometric authentication.
The S8 may also come with facial recognition technology. Earlier, a report on The Investor had claimed that due to limitations with the Iris scanning technology, the company has also added facial recognition to the smartphone to aid in faster and more accurate biometric authentication.
Samsung needs the upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones to be embraced warmly by customers after its reputation took a big dent due to the Galaxy Note 7 debacle and the recent arrest of their CEO on bribery and embezzlement charges.

Galaxy S8 specifications

The Galaxy S8 is set to come with a 5.8' Quad HD Super AMOLED display along with IP68 dust and water resistance, Samsung Knox, Samsung Pay, Wireless Charging, 4G LTE support and earphones tuned by AKG.
Additionally, the device is rumoured to be powered by Qualcomm's latest flagship processor - the Snapdragon 835 in the U.S and some European regions and the 3GHz Exynos 8895 processor in other regions including India alongside 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD card.
The Galaxy S8+ is set to come with the exact same specifications as the S8 but with a much bigger 6.2 screen.
The smartphones are set to be unveiled at Samsung's Unpacked event on March 29 with deliveries starting from April 7
Source: India Today